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Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
will appear in court because there are other defense attorneys, correct? >> that is correct. >> but every. >> on the [phra-eurpblts/] of cases the way it's staffed. one courtroom or one department, there is one district attorney assigned and sometimes one public defender. > >> so none of those things are calculated -- let me give you another example. i'm murder case scheduled to go to trial in two weeks. the case i handled, i have made maybe eight or nine court appearances on that case and obviously once the case goes to trial i will be in court for about a month. that is indistinguishable under the district attorney's algorithm. you can't extrapolate that have i only 52% of the workload because the court events are more or less. i mean, i swear i have never heard of court events being used. when i talk to the people at the court management system, i asked them the same thing and apparently it was a practice that was started by -- >> going forward, every time you are in trial the district attorney is with you. i assume there might be slightvarianations, variations, but the complexit
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
by private defense. in 2007 the public defend every was almost 68% of the workload. if you fast-forward all the way down to 2012, that workload has come down to 53%. meaning that other people are handling this work. not the public defender's office. however, in the prosecute's side, we continue to handle the work. i also want to correct a little concerning the number of attorneys that we have assigned to our misdemeanor unit. we have nine attorneys assigned to our general misdemeanor unit. it is true that we're seeing a greater number of acquittals in cases and, by the way, i know this is a minor distinction, but i heard the public defender talking about people being tried that are innocent. that guilty verdict doesn't necessarily equate to someone being innocent. it simply means that we in the prosecution were unable to meet our burden of proof in front of a jury. the reality is that we're experiencing a decrease in our conviction rate directly related to the workload where attorneys don't have sufficient time to handle the cases. and frankly, while i am responsible for the public safety
Feb 5, 2013 12:30am PST
was mortally injured. in that case, the finding was that it was in policy. the officers have acted in defense of themselves and in defense of others. so, the fourth quarter summary of officer-involved shooting investigations, as of this point there is 12 open investigations. 1102 is now closed having presented the fdrb, the summary letter that i believe that you have that was submitted. 1103 is still in the criminal investigation phase. that has not been closed and still awaiting the declination letter. 1104 we did receive the declination letter and that will be schedule some time in march. >> the remaining oises, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, are all awaiting a declination decision during that process. 12-001 which dates back to may of last year, 12-002, 003, 004, 005, 006 are still earlier in the criminal investigation phase. so those are all still open and active investigation on the criminal side. once they are closed we will be able to finalize it and present those to you. >> so, just the milestone and just kind of touched on these. the bigger milestones for the ois cases will be 1102 which wa
Feb 6, 2013 1:30pm PST
for ensuring that we have full and complete defense. from my perspective, i think you have done a great job of that and i do agree with our d.a. that if one is charged with a crime in this city, your office does a great job of that, from my perspective. what i want to ensure is that we have a balance in the courtroom. and that justice and truth play out and that both offices are equally prepared for these cases. >> thank you, mr. president. we're only asking for an equitable level of resources. we do not want to be o staffed and certainly don't want to be in the place that the public defender's office is understaffed. i'm a strong advocate that the offices are properly staffed. >> supervisor mar. >> i would just like to ask if our public defender wants to respond? >> just very briefly. just to clarify a couple of points here. when supervisor chiu asked about the funding, or the staffing level of the district attorney's investors the public defender's office. this is actually an undercount, because both offices, both the district attorney and public defender use what is called "volunt
Feb 5, 2013 2:00am PST
. and interpole, again. and the u.s. department of defense. and another interpole. request. and us secret service request and in new york state university police, request. there were no violations of the guidelines discovered during the audit. there was one record of a request for investigation, relative to the hate crime unit involving a request for the f.b.i. to review and consider further investigation into a criminal assault of a gay man. in the area of training, lieutenant gracy provided documentation that the members of the special investigation division unit who participated in the approved dgo 8.10 investigation had received updated training. and there was documentation that said (inaudible) initiated or pending and we have discussed the recommendations with lieutenant gracy who agrees with them and seeking approval to institute these changes, and that concludes this report. questions? >> i have a quick one. the recommendations they found, like very good ideas to me is i am wondering now the status that the chief has the status of the recommendations from the occ. >> i have not seen the f
Feb 6, 2013 11:30am PST
. ultimately this is an issue of equality. the additional taxs is one of the many results of defense of act act or doma. married lgbt committees are already denied many rights and this additional tax adds another sting to the injustice of doma. this brings great hope the u.s. supreme court will hear the california proposition perry case and various doma cases later this year. however, as a legislative body here in san francisco, i don't believe we can or should standstill and wait to see what the u.s. supreme court does while this discrimination continues. i look forward to working with everyone to get this passed. i am proud that this legislation is supporting and cosponsored by supervisors wiener, campos and chu, as well as the lgbt democrat democratic club and lgbt. we have prided ourselves of being ahead of curve and the props of a better tomorrow. as a city we should not stand idle as contributing members of society -- with hope and uncertainty certainty that the u.s. supreme court will find doma cases unreasonable. colleagues i hope i can for your support. we have a number of speakers
Feb 7, 2013 10:30am PST
note that sfpd did the operation in terms of a defensing operation, supervisor campos you talked about the operation serng a large scale operation where much of the property seized was electronic including cell phones, pdas and tablets so that i think we are working very closely with them to make sure that the people that we catch who are responsible for these crimes are held accountable and take responsibility for it. >> thank you, miss wu. >> colleagues, are there any more? >> i was just going to ask a similar question with ethic and demographic data on victims and perpetrators that you have. is there any age or ethnicity that you see of perpetrators are victims? >> we have not looked closely at that. but i will in speaking with the head of our juvenile division that there is a larger percentage of robbery cases cell phone robbery cases where some juvenile are perpetrators i don't know if that has to do with the timing issue in terms of what commander ali was saying, the time that offenses are taking place in muni and in around and i don't know in that is correlation or not, but we
Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
vlf, i think we need to take a strategic, somewhat defensive position to make sure that we don't lose that to the state's interest, valid as it is, to invest at the state level. the governor released his budget, which most of you know, just recently. it's pretty good for transportation. there are some projected adjustments, if will you in the state transit assistance, which is a key source of operating funds for this agency. we have confirmed with our cfo, despite of that fluctuation in that fund source, our budget is okay. fairly conserve estimate that allows for the fluctuation in that fund source. that fund source used to be a line item in the budget, but you recall a couple of years ago there was a gas tax swap, a complicated maneuver to ensure that transportation funds continued to flow. the result is that the state transit assistance is now based on the details sales tax receipts. that is a fluctuating amount of money and therefore we only rely on the projections over the course of the year. so far it looks pretty good. the other big news is that the state is looking pretty goo
Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
they are rendered meaningless and as such, provide no usable public information. so just in defense of that, it's not withholding any information that is usable by the complainant or any member of the public. >> in that regard i found dr. kerr's comment informative. my organization files for requests and record requests with the state and think there is a difference between a document, however frustratingly redacted and no document at all. with that said, i can understand that that determination was made in good faith by the commission in applying what they understood to be the standard. >> mr. givner? >> just jumping in and following on what i said earlier. mr. st. croix is right. and in that the city, when we such a sunshine complaint, the department is not required to produce page after page of entire redacted information. but if there is substantive information in the document, and can be revealed with minor -- released with minor redactions, that is when we would suggest redacting. so there is a fair amount of judgment in that. and that goes to commissioner studley's point. >> we are
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
of their defense attorney and often this has to do around area of the 52 weeks' of counseling. the law concerning domestic violence-related cases dictates that part of this process requires that the defendant, if convicted, has to attend 52 weeks' of domestic violence counseling. we believe that the 52 weeks' of domestic violence counseling are very important in the process of intervening and preventing future events. it is required by law. i think that in the public defender's office has been developed the view that they would like to settle for a charge other than a domestic violence case, where the individual may go through anger management and that is a much shorter period of time. we do not believe that statistically speaking the evidence supports this is a good approach in dealing where domestic violence cases. so consequently there has been a shift in the policy of settlement. we have been very much consistent in the way we do business. >> just for our colleagues, could you give us a sense of the difference, what it means for cases -- what it means for the workload for cases that settl
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